Archive for December 26th, 2020

New tower ladder for Buffalo Grove (more)

2020 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 platform aerial

John Kleeman photo

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local 3177 on the recent delivery of a new 2020 E-ONE 100′ platform aerial.

We are extremely proud to provide dependable emergency vehicles for your community! We appreciate your continued trust & loyalty!!

Specs: Cyclone chassis, Cummins X12 500HP engine, Hale QMAX 2000-GPM pump, 300-gal. booster tank, & Whelen LED lighting package.

2020 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 platform aerial

Fire Service, Inc. photo

From the Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local 3177 Facebook page:

Buffalo Grove Firefighters got quite the present on Tuesday! BGFD took delivery of our new Tower 25. Getting a piece of equipment this important is a several year process and involves an enormous amount of research, design, and travel by the Apparatus Committee. We want to thank Village President Sussman, the members of the Village Board, Village Manager Bragg, and Fire Chief Baker for their continued support. Be on the look out for Tower 25 on the streets of Buffalo Grove in the coming weeks!


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2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20 (more)

Photos by Jeff Rudolph of the 2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20

Seagrave Marauder Aerialscope at work covered with ice

Jeff Rudolph photo

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LifeNet replaces Flight for Life in McHenry

This from Asher Heimermann:

As of April 2020, Flight For Life no longer operates out of McHenry. Air Methods has taken over the McHenry base, which is located at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. As of this week, the helicopter appearance remains largely unchanged besides the removal of the Flight for Life text which has been replaced with LifeNet.

Flight for Life also closed their Fond du Lac, Wisconsin base in January 2019. The organization now operates just one helicopter out of the Waukesha County Airport.
former Flight For Life medical helicopter

Asher Heimermann photo

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